We are down to the final full week of school before the reviews and final critics start for the spring semester and the end of my first year in the MFA at PAFA. Its been a fast semester, faster than the Fall semester it seems, but I feel better about the work I have going in the studio and all of my critics have been reacting really positively to it as a body of work. I have 3 more paintings in progress to finish for my final review so I feel like I will have a good finish without lost of crazy hand-wringing or nail biting that the MFA 2's are having with their graduate show. I get to do that next year. But the weeks none the less sping by fast and I haven't had as much time to blog about things as each weekend is jammed with activity, either catching up on my main gig, writing a paper or painting over at my friend's place in New Jersey with our Sunday painting group.
This was the last painting I did in Scott Noel's master's painting class. I wish I had more time on this as I really liked how it was developing. You can see a picture of the setup at the top of the blog. This was my favorite set-up all semester with the light cutting into the room and across the figures. But thats the way it goes with classroom work, I never quite get to the final spot I want with the paintings.
This quick little still life was painted in my kitchen one morning after I had my coffee. Sometimes I get struck by something and just have to grab a canvas and go for it.